Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:58:15 +0100 en-gb Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43921-government-waive-windrush-citizenship-fees-as-scandal-branded-matter-of-national-shame https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43921-government-waive-windrush-citizenship-fees-as-scandal-branded-matter-of-national-shame Government waive Windrush citizenship fees as scandal branded 'matter of national shame'
Thousands of people who arrived in Britain from the Commonwealth will be offered UK citizenship for free under emergency plans to tackle the Windrush scandal. As well as waiving fees of £1,330, ministers said those seeking naturalisation will be exempt from a requirement to pass English language and knowledge of…
]]>
England Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:09:51 +0100
Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43919-food-banks-report-sharp-rise-in-emergency-three-day-supply-hand-outs https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43919-food-banks-report-sharp-rise-in-emergency-three-day-supply-hand-outs Food banks report sharp rise in emergency three-day supply hand-outs
A record number of emergency supplies were handed out by food banks in the past year, research has revealed. The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three-day food supplies in the year to March, a 13% increase on the previous 12 months. Almost half a million…
]]>
England Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:57:01 +0100
Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43918-call-for-action-on-nhs-complaint-system-as-report-reveals-distress-caused-by-delays https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43918-call-for-action-on-nhs-complaint-system-as-report-reveals-distress-caused-by-delays Call for action on NHS complaint system as report reveals distress caused by delays
The health ombudsman took more than three-and-a-half years to investigate a complaint about the care of a teenage eating disorder patient who died following a string of failings, it has emerged. The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has expressed concern over the length of time the Parliamentary and…
]]>
England Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:26:02 +0100
European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43922-european-wide-study-finds-alcohol-consumption-increases-symptoms-of-pms https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43922-european-wide-study-finds-alcohol-consumption-increases-symptoms-of-pms European-wide study finds alcohol consumption increases symptoms of PMS
Having a tipple to alleviate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may actually be making things worse, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked drinking to a heightened risk of suffering symptoms of PMS. Around one in five cases among European women may be associated with drinking, experts estimated. In the…
]]>
England Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:17:10 +0100
Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43920-majority-of-women-at-high-risk-of-breast-cancer-shun-preventative-drug https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43920-majority-of-women-at-high-risk-of-breast-cancer-shun-preventative-drug Majority of women at high risk of breast cancer shun preventative drug
Only one in seven women who are at high risk of breast cancer are taking a preventative drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer opt out of taking tamoxifen as a preventative medication. In 2013, the National Institute…
]]>
England Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:04:46 +0100
Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43917-exercise-could-heighten-the-risk-of-motor-neurone-disease-research-suggests https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43917-exercise-could-heighten-the-risk-of-motor-neurone-disease-research-suggests Exercise could heighten the risk of Motor Neurone Disease, research suggests
Exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests. People who are physically active are more likely to go on to suffer from the condition, with those who exercise vigorously at the greatest risk, according to a study published in the Journal Of Neurology Neurosurgery And…
]]>
England Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:30:00 +0100
Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43916-paranoid-schizophrenic-pleads-guilty-to-killing-man-and-driving-him-to-police-station https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43916-paranoid-schizophrenic-pleads-guilty-to-killing-man-and-driving-him-to-police-station Paranoid schizophrenic pleads guilty to killing man and driving him to police station
A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-year-old Harish Kumar (pictured) was found in the front passenger seat of a BMW on August 10 last year. The vehicle had…
]]>
England Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:26:55 +0100
Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43915-welsh-gov-confirm-nhs-bursary-will-be-extended-for-healthcare-students-starting-in-2019 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43915-welsh-gov-confirm-nhs-bursary-will-be-extended-for-healthcare-students-starting-in-2019 Welsh Gov confirm NHS bursary will be extended for healthcare students starting in 2019
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In Wales, the full bursary package will continue to be…
]]>
Wales Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:37:28 +0100
Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43914-charity-confirms-body-found-in-hamburg-river-is-missing-liam-colgan https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43914-charity-confirms-body-found-in-hamburg-river-is-missing-liam-colgan Charity confirms body found in Hamburg river is missing Liam Colgan
The body of a Scottish man who went missing on a stag weekend in Hamburg has been found, according to a charity helping his family. Liam Colgan, 29, from Inverness, vanished during his brother Eamonn's stag celebrations in the German city in the early hours of February 10. His body…
]]>
Scotland Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:47:39 +0100
Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43910-ministers-urged-to-go-further-in-reforming-disability-benefits-following-major-review https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43910-ministers-urged-to-go-further-in-reforming-disability-benefits-following-major-review Ministers urged to go further in reforming disability benefits following major review
MPs and campaigners have urged the Government to go further in reforming benefits for disabled people after ministers published their response to a major review. The Department for Work and Pensions has pledged to make recording assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) a standard part of the process. This is…
]]>
England Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:40:03 +0100
Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43909-government-launch-new-plans-to-support-children-of-alcoholic-parents https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43909-government-launch-new-plans-to-support-children-of-alcoholic-parents Government launch new plans to support children of alcoholic parents
Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans to provide them with quick access to support and advice. An estimated 200,000 children in England live with alcohol-dependent parents, with the NSPCC reporting a 16% rise in calls involving drink or drug abuse…
]]>
England Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:26:05 +0100
Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43913-torfaen-care-home-manager-suspended-for-misconduct-over-criminal-record-checks https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43913-torfaen-care-home-manager-suspended-for-misconduct-over-criminal-record-checks Torfaen care home manager suspended for misconduct over criminal record checks
An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of misconduct. Donna Priest was accused of failing to make sure the staff at the…
]]>
Wales Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:37:49 +0100
Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43911-nurses-and-healthcare-workers-start-voting-on-whether-to-accept-pay-deal https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43911-nurses-and-healthcare-workers-start-voting-on-whether-to-accept-pay-deal Nurses and healthcare workers start voting on whether to accept pay deal
Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would give NHS staff the biggest pay rise in a decade, worth between 6.5% and 29% over three years. The…
]]>
England Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:46:01 +0100
Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43907-two-child-limit-for-tax-credits-and-universal-credit-ruled-lawful-by-high-court https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43907-two-child-limit-for-tax-credits-and-universal-credit-ruled-lawful-by-high-court Two-child limit for tax credits and universal credit ruled lawful by High Court
Families have lost a High Court challenge against the Government's two-child rule for payment of tax credits and universal credit. A judge in London ruled on Friday that the policy was "compatible" with human rights laws. But campaigners welcomed Mr Justice Ouseley's declaration that a provision in regulations relating to…
]]>
England Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:58:34 +0100
Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43906-consultant-right-to-prescribe-anti-psychotic-drug-to-autistic-teenager-says-coroner https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/43906-consultant-right-to-prescribe-anti-psychotic-drug-to-autistic-teenager-says-coroner Consultant right to prescribe anti-psychotic drug to autistic teenager, says coroner
An anti-psychotic drug prescribed to a teenager caused him to suffer from a rare condition that was a "significant contributory factor" to his death, a coroner has said. The parents of Thomas Oliver McGowan, known as Oliver, say they repeatedly told doctors that on "no account" was the 18-year-old to…
]]>
England Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:43:57 +0100